4th Circuit appeals court rejects Virginia, Liberty University challenges to health law

The Virginia case, brought by state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, was considered one of the highest profile health law challenges to the health law. In its opinion, issued today, the appellate court ruled that the state does not have standing to challenge the law’s individual mandate because it lacks “a personal stake.” It also concluded that Liberty University’s challenge should be dismissed.

Here are the court’s opinions regarding both the commonwealth of Virginia’s challenge and Liberty University’s challenges to the health law.